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City of Barrie First settled Established (town) Established (city) Named for Wards End of War of 1812 1837 1853 Sir Robert Barrie 10 wards Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Ward 6 Ward 7 Ward 8 Ward 9 Ward 10 Dave Aspden Barrie City Council Aileen Carroll (LIB) Patrick Brown (CON) 76.99 km2 (29.7 sq mi) 171.53 km2 (66.2 sq mi) 897.47 km2 (346.5 sq mi) 76 m (249 ft) (2006)[1][2][3][4][5] 128,430 1,668.14/km2 (4,320.5/ sq mi) 157,501 918.27/km2 (2,378.3/ sq mi) 177,061 197.29/km2 (511/sq mi) Ethnic groups 92.1% White 2.9% Asian 0.6% Chinese 1.0% South Asian 0.4% Filipino 0.3% Southeast Asian 0.2% Arab 0.2% West Asian 2.2% Korean 0.1% Japanese 1.0% Black 0.7% Latin American 1.3% Multiracial

A view of downtown Barrie from Kempenfelt Bay.


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Motto: The People are the City

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Location of Barrie

Coordinates: 44°24′48″N 79°40′48″W / 44.41333°N 79.68°W / 44.41333; -79.68 Country Province County Canada Ontario Simcoe


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0.1% White and Chinese 0.1% White and South Asian 0.4% White and Black 0.1% White and Filipino 0.02% White and Southeast Asian 0.06% White and Arab 0.008% White and West Asian 0.01% White and Korean 0.008% White and Japanese 0.2% White and other/ multiple visible minority 0.1% Multiple visible minority 2.1% Aboriginal and Other 1.9% Aboriginal 0.2% Other visible minority Time zone - Summer (DST) Postal code Area code(s) Twin Cities - Zweibrücken - Murayama - Taizhou Website EST (UTC-5) EDT (UTC-4) L4M-L4N 705 Germany Japan China


Barrie is situated in Central Ontario, Canada. Bay through the city. The Underground Railroad in the mid 1800s allowed many American slaves to enter Barrie. This contributed to the development (and the name) of nearby Shanty Bay. During World War II the Royal Canadian Navy named a Flower class corvette HMCS Barrie. On 27 September 1977, in dense fog, a small plane hit the 68 meter tall CKVR Television Tower, knocking CHAY FM and CKVRTV off the air. All on the aircraft were killed, and the tower was destroyed. A new 304 metre tower was erected and operational within a year. On 31 May 1985, an F4 tornado struck Barrie, during the The "Barrie" Tornado Outbreak of 1985. On 12 June - 13 June 1987, a sculpture called Spirit Catcher by Ron Baird was moved to Barrie from Vancouver, British Columbia, where it had been exhibited as part of Expo ’86. The sculpture was erected permanently at the foot of Maple Avenue on the shore of Kempenfelt Bay. In January 2004, Barrie made international news when its city police raided the former Molson brewery, and found Canada’s largest illegal cannabis grow operation. Barrie’s Park Place (formerly Molson Park) was chosen to host Live 8 Canada on 2 July 2005.[6] The success of the concert contributed to the resistance to a plan to convert the concert area to a commercial district. However, the stage, buildings and many of the trees on site have been destroyed since

Barrie is a city of 128,430 residents,[1] the 35th largest municipality in Canada.[2] It is located on Kempenfelt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe in the central portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. Although geographically a part of Simcoe County, the municipality is politically separate. The city’s north and south ends are separated by a deep valley which contains the downtown area along Kempenfelt Bay. At the north-east end of Barrie is the Highway 11 and Highway 400 interchange. Many consider this the gateway to central Ontario’s resort destinations (referred to as cottage country).

Barrie at its inception was a small group of houses and warehouses at the foot of the Nine Mile Portage from Kempenfelt Bay to Fort Willow. The city was named in 1833 after Sir Robert Barrie, who was in charge of the naval forces in Canada and frequently had to portage from Lake Simcoe to Georgian


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construction of the Park Place commercial district has begun. An explosion in the Royal Thai restaurant, housed in the landmark Wellington Hotel, at the historic Five Points intersection in Barrie’s downtown core occurred at 11:20 PM on 6 December 2007. The fire quickly spread to several neighbouring buildings. Firefighters battled the blaze well into the following morning, requiring assistance from other Simcoe County fire services. Officials estimate the damages to be in the millions. The Wellington Hotel building collapsed. It was over one hundred years old. [7][8] On 17 February 2008, two people were charged in connection with the fire, after the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office concluded the explosion and fire were the result of arson.[9]

the terrain can be rather steep in areas. Over the last few decades, the city has expanded its urban area beyond the confines of the valley, particularly to the south and south-east. The city does not have any major rivers within its limits, but does have numerous creeks and streams, most of which empty into Kempenfelt Bay.

Barrie has warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. The proximity to the Great Lakes does moderate temperatures somewhat. Barrie is located in Ontario’s snow belt region, where lake-effect snow falls throughout the winter. An average of 238 centimetres (95 inches) of snow falls annually, the snowfall gradient is tight therefore snowfall totals tend to be significantly higher just north of the city, as compared with the south end. As a result, there are numerous winter recreation activities and facilities in the surrounding area, including skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding resorts, snowmobile trails and ice fishing. The Barrie area and Simcoe County are well known for heavy thunderstorm activity in late spring and summer and less frequently, the occasional funnel cloud or tornado.


Residential condominiums and houses in Barrie after a heavy snowfall. Barrie is located in the central portion of Southern Ontario, known as Central Ontario and in the far northern fringes of the urban agglomeration, the Golden Horseshoe. It is accessible via Highways 90, 400, 27, 11 and has convenient access to Highway 401, the Highway 407 Express Toll Route and to neighbouring Toronto. Pearson International Airport in Toronto is a one hour drive from Barrie via Highway 400, a six lane highway that runs directly through Barrie.

Barrie’s downtown is situated in a distinct curved or wrapped valley, surrounding the western edge of Kempenfelt Bay. Terrain is generally flat near the city’s centre. Moving away from the downtown and up the valleys, Barrie in relation to other North American cities


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Population: Land area: Population density: National population rank: Median age: Total private dwellings: Dwellings occupied by permanent residents: Median household income: Ethnic origin English Canadian Scottish Irish French 128,430 (23.8% from 2001) 76.99 km2 (29.73 sq mi)


1,668.1 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,320 / sq mi) Ranked 35th out of 5,008 35.4 (males: 34.5, females: 36.1) 48,196 46,533 $64,832 Population 65,160 58,510 45,300 41,390 23,050 Percentage 37.2% 33.4% 25.8% 23.6% 13.1% situated between Toronto and Muskoka on Highway 400, Barrie is also considered the gateway to cottage country resort destinations.

There are several manufacturers located in Barrie and Canadian Forces Base Borden is nearby. The perception of Barrie is that it is a bedroom community for people who commute to Toronto, which is approximately 90 km south of Barrie. However, only 32% of the resident-employed labour force (17,040 persons/53,400 persons) actually commute out of Barrie for employment purposes. In addition to this, 28% of the resident-employed labour force (14,880 persons/53,400 persons) actually commute into Barrie for employment for a net out-commuting figure of only 4.26%(17,040 persons –14,880 persons]/ (50,665 persons employed in Barrie)). Source: 2001 Census and City of Barrie Economic Development. Tourism plays an important role in the local economy. Barrie’s waterfront is at the heart of its tourism industry, with events like the Kempenfest arts and crafts festival attracting more than 300,000 people. Recreational activities include skiing at nearby Horseshoe Valley, Snow Valley, Mount St.Louis Moonstone, and Blue Mountain as well as boating in Kempenfelt Bay. The city also boasts several beaches including Minet’s Point Beach, Johnsons Beach, The Gables, Tyndale Beach, and Centennial Beach. Barrie’s waterfront is currently under heavy construction, with the relocation of several roadways to provide more greenspace and parkland along the lakeshore. Being strategically

According to the Canada 2006 Census:[11] The 2006 census metropolitan area found that Barrie and surrounding area has 177,061 residents, which included the City of Barrie (128,430 residents) and its surrounding communities. With the surrounding communities’ urban area, the city has 157,501 residents.[3] The City is attracting people from all over Ontario, Canada and internationally. It is the fastest growing Census Metropolitan Area and one of Canada’s fastest growing cities. From 1996 to 2001, Barrie saw phenomenal growth. According to StatCan, the city grew by 31.0 per cent, the second fastest growing city in the province of Ontario. This is due to both the young population profile, and a growing number of Canadians moving into the city for economic and technological opportunities. The city grew by an average 4.8% per year from 2001 to 2006 (Census). According to 2006 census data from Statistics Canada, 5.8% of residents in the Barrie CMA are visible minorities.[12]


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Racial Groups Total visible minority population Black South Asian Chinese Latin American Filipino Southeast Asian Korean Japanese West Asian Arab Visible minority n.i.e Multiple visible minority Not a visible minority Population 10,130 2,310 1,900 1,180 1,165 1,075 535 410 350 310 300 310 495 165,205 Religious Affiliations[13] Religious Affiliation Catholic Protestant Christian Orthodox Christian, n.i.e. Muslim Jewish Buddhist Hindu Sikh Eastern religions Other religions No religious affiliation Total 28,385 46,840 865 2,815 445 340 205 250 95 105 75 21,930 Percentage 5.8% 1.3% 1.1% 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%


Barrie has two major school boards that operate inside the city at a public level. The Simcoe County District School Board administers a Public education in Barrie and Simcoe County, while the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board administers to the Catholic population and serves the Simcoe and Muskoka areas.

many of the bars and clubs in downtown Barrie are filled with students during the school year. Georgian College also offers various university degree programs in conjunction with Laurentian University, York University, Nipissing University, Embry-Riddle University and Central Michigan University.

The current mayor of Barrie is Dave Aspden, who was elected in November, 2006, succeeding Rob Hamilton.

Georgian College
Georgian College’s main campus, with 9,000 full-time students and over 28,000 part-time students, is located in Barrie. As a result,


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symbolic start to the lucrative tourist season in the City. Michael Barnes has been recognized as the first recipient for this award. Barrie is home to a number of live performance companies. The Georgian College is the home of the Gryphon Theatre, which is a professional company and the Huronia Symphony. The Maclaren Art Centre is the home of Theatre by the Bay. Grove Park Home is the practice hall for On Stage Performance Group which performs in Cookstown. Talk is Free Theatre, the Strolling Youth Players, and the Kempenfelt Community Players also all perform in Barrie. In addition, an annual live concert series is hosted by Georgian College. Barrie is home to The city hall of Barrie, Ontario. many galleries and studios. A Studio tour in the Barrie, Orillia area takes place on the CaFederal representation nadian Thanksgiving weekend every year. It is called the Images Studio Tour and has over Party Member of From To District 25 artists on average. The self guided tour alParliament lows people to visit artists in their working Conservative Patrick January present Barrie studio and see how the art is created while Brown 23, enjoying the beautiful fall colours driving 2006 through the two cities and the countryside. Provincial representation Potters, jewellers, painters, textile artists and Party Member of From To District fashion designers make up a few of the disProvincial ciplines of the talents on display. Parliament Barrie is also home to the MacLaren Art Liberal Aileen October present Barrie Centre, an innovative art gallery that supCarroll 10, ports the visual arts in Simcoe County. It in2007 spired the "Art City" project, which has had many different large sculptures installed around the city. These can be found in parks and along the scenic waterfront. The MacLaren Art Centre is a large and beautiful building on Mulcaster Street in downtown Barrie. International and Canadian artists display in the three main galleries. A permanent collection of art is slowly growing, the Radio Cafe, a gift shop, film nights, speakers, theatre and many children’s programs and community art projects are just a small part of the gallery’s mandate. This gallery contributes overall to a vibrant arts community in the Barrie area with it leading edge arts. An August Rodin sculpture in bronze called "The Thinker" is housed permanently on the front gardens of the gallery. On Lakeshore Mews two galleries have opened recently: Gary Owen Gallery Fireworks over Kempenfelt Bay during Barand Awkward Gallery. The Gary Owen rie’s Canada Day celebrations. Gallery specializes in local original art and Awkward Gallery opens its doors to all types In 2008 Barrie city council started electing of contemporary Canadian art. Lakeshore an exemplary citizen as an honorary Mayor. mews is quickly becoming a hub of galleries This occurs on the first day of summer as a and studios in the downtown area.



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Club Barrie Colts Barrie Baycats Barrie Lakeshores League OHL Hockey IBL Baseball Venue Barrie Molson Centre Barrie Metals Stadium

Established Championships 1995 2001 2004 1 1 N/A

MSL Lacrosse Barrie Molson Centre

Barrie’s Downtown Community Theatre is located at the site of the former Scotiabank site at Five Points in downtown Barrie. The Downtown Theatre was renovated in Fall 2008 for interim use by community groups. Currently the Theatre is a "black box" type theatre with risers and seating for 120 people. In the Spring 2009 the tender process will begin for the multi-million dollar final renovation of the site. The Downtown Theatre is currently the main venue for the Talk Is Free Theatre Company.

world-class figure skaters, including Brian Orser, Elvis Stojko and Jeff Buttle.

Recreational facilities
Barrie has many community centres throughout the city. There are a total of nine facilities in Barrie open to the public. Barrie had ten community facilities until March, 2008 when City Council announced it would tear down Barrie’s Oldest arena and replace it with a new fire hall.[14] • Allandale Recreation Centre • Barrie Sports Complex • Dorian Parker Centre • East Bayfield Community Centre • Eastview Arena • Holly Community Centre • Lampman Lane Community Centre • Parkview Community Centre • Southshore Community Centre • Victoria Village

There is a daily, and a bi-weekly newspaper in the City of Barrie. The Barrie Examiner established in 1864, is one of Canada’s oldest daily newspapers. The other newspaper, The Barrie Advance is a free newspaper established in 1983, delivered twice a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) to every resident in the city, plus every home in Springwater Township, and parts of OroMedonte. The newspaper contains local news, classifieds, advertisements and flyers.

• • • • • • • CKVR Television Tower Simcoe Hotel The Queens Hotel Allandale Station Barrie City Hall Nautica Condominium MacLaren Art Gallery

• Channel 3: CKVR - A • Channel 10: Rogers TV, community channel

• FM 93.1 - CHAY (FM 93), adult contemporary • FM 95.7 - CFJB ("Rock 95"), active rock • FM 100.3 - CJLF ("Life 100.3"), christian radio • FM 101.1 - CIQB ("B101"), hot adult contemporary/CHR • FM 107.5 - CKMB ("1075 Kool FM"), hot adult contemporary

Notable people and residents
See also: Category:People from Barrie • Perry Anderson, retired NHL hockey player • Stevie Cameron, investigative journalist • Ken Carson, retired Athletic Trainer for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Blue Jays; retired General Manager of the Dunedin Blue Jays • Shayne Corson, retired NHL hockey player • Stockwell Day, Member of Parliament and former leader of the Canadian Alliance • Joe DiPenta, NHL hockey player • Kevin Frankish, Citytv news anchor

Equations: N/A = Information not available at this time Barrie is also home to the Mariposa School of Skating which has trained many


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• Brent Franklin, professional golfer • Gary Goodridge, UFC fighter[15] • Barry Harris, Alias - Kon Kan, OuttaControl, Thunderpuss - Musician • Ed Harper, former Member of Parliament and only MP from the Reform Party of Canada to be elected east of Manitoba • Ric Jackman, NHL hockey player [16] • Christopher Mabee, figure skater • John Madden, NHL hockey player • Richard Porritt, mining industry executive and inductee in Canadian Mining Hall of Fame • Mike Rowbotham, Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter • Darren Rumble, retired NHL hockey player • Darryl Shannon, retired NHL hockey player • Kate Todd, Canadian Actress • Dave Wright, retired broadcaster • Ray Gariepy, retired NHL hockey player


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Barrie census06/data/trends/ • Official City of Barrie Website Table_1.cfm?TID=900&T=CMA&PRCODE=35&GEOCODE=568&geosubCSD=Submit&GEOLVL=CM • Barrie Tourism Retrieved on 23 March 2009. • Environment Canada - Barrie forecast [13] 2001 Community Profile • Ontario Plaques: Barrie [14] in Barrie Examiner Coordinates: 44°24′48″N 79°40′49″W / [15] Fight Finder - Gary "Big Daddy" 44.413333°N 79.680194°W / 44.413333; Goodridge’s Mixed Martial Arts Statistics -79.680194 (Barrie) [16] Jackman shares Stanley Cup with his neighbours

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